Energy Modeling Guide for Architects – AIA

“Sustainable design is practically status quo now, but many clients are still unfamiliar with the lexicon surrounding building performance. With this increased emphasis on energy efficiency, the onus of communicating and even assessing a building’s performance is starting to fall on the architect.In the past, architects may have deferred to the engineer or dedicated energy modeler for the information, says Jim Hanford, AIA, the energy-efficiency leader in Miller Hull Partnership’s Seattle office. But integrated design and increased client awareness are blurring the distinction in roles. “As architects, we’re being asked to give more information about the performance we expect out of our projects,” Hanford says. “Energy modeling is how we can do it.”.”

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(via architectmagazine)